RELIGION, SEX AND MORALITY

On Sunday, April 15, 2012; at THE HUB, Scarborough, ON

 


DR. KHALID SOHAIL - MODERATOR

Human beings are moral beings. That is one major way in which they are different than animals which follow their instincts and do not have to deal with moral dilemmas. Sheep eat grass and lions eat meat but humans have to choose between eating meat and becoming vegetarian. Humans have to choose between right and wrong, good and bad, healthy and unhealthy. Those values have been developed by two traditions, religious and secular. Religious people, who are in the majority in many parts of the world, have tended to adopt a judgmental attitude towards secular people. ...more

Dr. Khalid Sohail


ZIAUDDIN AHMED - SPEAKER

Religion, sex and morality have been under extensive discussion at the FOTH debate and discussion site for quite some time and have been tackled from many angles. The present discussion began as an open letter from Mr. Rashid Mughal, to which Dr. Khalid Sohail made a very interesting reply. The ensuing discussion took on the shape of a lengthy episode of exchange of ideas from a number of illustrious debaters. This seminar is an outcome of that exercise.  ...more

Ziauddin Ahmed


DR. BASHARAT TAYYAB - SPEAKER

The words religion, sex and morality whenever used together evoke emotions to say the least. However, when they are used in one sentence, they raise a rush of feelings, emotions, and anxieties and perhaps confusion. I will begin my paper by unfolding the implications of the intersection of the three terms. The paper will try to show how the juxtaposition of the three terms forms a nexus of power and how this nexus shapes society. ...more

Dr. B. Tayyab


RASHID MUGHAL- SPEAKER

There are many religions in existence today that seem quite different from one another on the surface. However, if we strip them of the things that are mere embellishments, or if we remove those distinctions that are the result of history, geography, language, culture and tradition, it is amazing how similar most of them turn out to be. There’s only one true religion, really, yet most of us agree to disagree through sheer force of habit. ...more

Rahid Mughal


MUMTAZ KHAN - SPEAKER

  • God made the natural laws. Imposed restriction on himself to not to do changes in his laws
    But give free will to mankind

  • And Sex & Morality Laws to use the free will for success

  • It is up to mankind to follow them or leave them

  • However consequences or results of their action won't be in their control - NO ESCAPE  ..more

Mumtaz Khan


NAJMUL HASAN - Speaker (URDU)

 

Najmul Hasan

 

  

Dr. Khalid Sohail (Moderator), Najum Hasan, Rashid Mughal,Mumtaz Khan,  Dr. Basharat Tayyab, Barrister Hamid Bashani, Ziauddin Ahmed

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